Dover is a city positioned in Strafford County, New Hampshire, where it serves as the county seat. It's home to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, the Woodman Institute Museum, and more. Dover, NH was the largest city in the New Hampshire Seacoast region in 2010 with a population of 29,987. By 2015, the population had grown to over 30,000.
Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire, as it was first explored in 1603 and settled in 1623 by the Hilton family. Hilton Park on Dover Point., formerly known as Hilton Point, is a tribute to Dover's founders. The Hitlon's were fishmongers and built salt works along the Bellamy and Piscataqua Rivers. In 1637, the town was incorporated and named Dover, NH after Doven, a county in England where the residing governor had been a preacher. Dover earned the nickname "The Garrison City" due to all of the log houses, or garrisons, the settlers built.